This year’s Valencia High School AVID “Senior Standout” is Jennifer Avellaneda. Jennifer has an overall GPA of 3.76, and has taken five combined AP/International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. She has also participated in yearbook, dance and orchestra during her four years at Valencia.
Jennifer has applied to several California State University and University of California schools, and her goal is to attend University of California, Irvine, to study journalism and criminal justice.
She has overcome incredible challenges, and is the first generation in her family to pursue postsecondary education.
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities.